Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW52 PHFO 101652 AAA
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SURF ZONE FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
652 AM HST WED FEB 10 2016

HIZ005>011-110600-
OAHU-
652 AM HST WED FEB 10 2016

...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING
SHORES...

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON...BUILDING TO 35 TO 45 FEET THIS EVENING AND
TONIGHT...THEN DECREASING TO 20 TO 30 FEET BY LATE THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 FEET THIS
AFTERNOON...BUILDING TO 20 TO 30 FEET THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT...THEN
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 FEET BY LATE THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THROUGH
THURSDAY...WITH HIGHER SETS IN AREAS EXPOSED TO THE NORTH-NORTHWEST
SWELL.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 FEET OR LESS THROUGH
THURSDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17:
A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL PEAK WELL ABOVE WARNING LEVELS THIS
EVENING AND TONIGHT...THEN GRADUALLY DECREASE THURSDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY. THIS NORTHWEST SWELL SHOULD DROP BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS BY
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. A SMALLER NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED
TO PRODUCE SURF WELL ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS ON SUNDAY AND INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

SURF HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST HEIGHTS OF THE FACE OR FRONT OF WAVES. THE
SURF FORECAST IS BASED ON THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE ONE THIRD LARGEST WAVES...IN THE ZONE OF MAXIMUM
REFRACTION. SOME WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE AS HIGH AS THE
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. EXPECT TO ENCOUNTER RIP CURRENTS IN OR NEAR
ANY SURF ZONE.

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